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Challenge: Light and Shadow (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Black and White
Camera: Sony Alpha A580
Lens: Sony DT 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Aspherical ED Zoom Lens for Sony Alpha
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
Date: Jul 14, 2013
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100, 100
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2013

Taken at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Nebraska.

[Jul. 21st, 2013 09:20:17 PM]

With only a few hours left, this is on track for a personal best for me. It's been a great week. Thanks for the votes and comments.

Woohoo! I was not feeling at all well last evening so I went to bed at 7 pm and didn't get up until 7am - what a great start to the morning (and I feel tons better today, too).

As you might guess from the title, I took this shot at our zoo. There is a large outdoor area where the silverbacks can roam and quite a few windows of various shapes and sizes through which visitors can watch them. I took our almost two-year-old granddaughter to the zoo mid to late afternoon with the Light and Shadow description firmly in mind - had several ideas including a shot of the shadows cast by riders on the aerial tram and shooting down on birds in the aviary. We were on our way out through Gorilla Valley when I spotted this girl up in a window watching them. Her mom was standing kind of behind her and I kept waiting for her to step out of the way. Finally I went over, told her what I wanted, and asked her if she would get out of the way. She did and I got a couple of shots off. I had an outtake with a better facial expression and hand position, but the face was against some grass and the reflection of the girl wasn't as nice so I went with this one.

Many thanks for liking it and for giving me my first blue. Cool!

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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 90
Avg (all users): 7.2273
Avg (commenters): 9.1667
Avg (participants): 7.3953
Avg (non-participants): 7.0667
Views since voting: 2306
Views during voting: 194
Votes: 88
Comments: 40
Favorites: 9 (view)


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08/01/2013 05:03:30 AM
Congrats on the blue.....such a beautiful image.
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07/26/2013 01:00:39 AM
This looks like a scene out of a movie. Great lighting. Congrats!

Dave
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07/23/2013 10:29:47 PM
Gorgeous! Gorillas in Omaha, who knew? :-) Congrats!
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07/23/2013 08:38:02 AM
Congrats. What a terrific shot for your first blue. Kids can make for some special moments.

Message edited by author 2013-07-23 08:40:24.
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07/23/2013 03:09:21 AM
Lovely Image. Congrats on the Blue.
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07/22/2013 07:14:17 PM
Good one Nikki, truly deserving finish
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07/22/2013 03:57:30 PM
Congratulations! Very nicely done.
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07/22/2013 03:42:34 PM
Congrats on your first blue! Well deserved.
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07/22/2013 03:30:35 PM
This is just really well composed and meets the challenge perfectly! Congrats on the PB blue!
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07/22/2013 01:26:35 PM
Congratulations Nikki on your first Blue and a new PB! A delightful image and appropriately processed.
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07/22/2013 12:12:53 PM
Lovely image,Congrats.
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07/22/2013 11:15:08 AM
Congratulations BEAUTIFUL... image.
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07/22/2013 10:27:04 AM
Congratulations Nikki ....really well done!
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07/22/2013 10:19:23 AM
Congrats on the first blue. A very fine shot.
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07/22/2013 09:12:20 AM
Whooo hoooo!!!!!! Way to go, Nikki!!! Way to slam a PB!! I figured this was yours and would do remarkably well!

Have you posted in the PB thread, yet?

Huge congrats!
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07/22/2013 08:52:50 AM
Two portals - one light, one dark. Fantastic capture of light and shadow Nikki!. Congrats on your first blue and your PB!!!
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07/22/2013 08:28:48 AM
Your first blue! Congrats Nikki!
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07/22/2013 08:24:49 AM
Congrats Nikki! I think this is beautifully done and was my highest score.
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07/22/2013 07:58:00 AM
Congrats nam great shot
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07/22/2013 07:14:21 AM
Congrats on your first BLUE! Good job on a great image
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07/22/2013 06:24:10 AM
Such a fantastic shot. Congrats on the Blue!
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07/22/2013 05:46:20 AM
Lovely image, a well deserved BLUE!! Congratulations!!
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07/22/2013 03:50:11 AM
Proficiat and well done. Certainly meets the challenge requirement that light and shadow vie with each other for attention.
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07/22/2013 12:55:58 AM
Brilliant image deserving of the blue ribbon. Congrats
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07/22/2013 12:52:30 AM
This was my fave of the challenge, Nikki. Congrats on the blue.
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07/22/2013 12:34:07 AM
Fantastic! Congrats on the blue!
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07/22/2013 12:31:20 AM
This quite simply delightful. The wonder of a child, and the joy of light and shadow. Congratulations!!!
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07/22/2013 12:30:21 AM
Congrats on the blue. Many more to come.
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07/22/2013 12:27:28 AM
woo hoo! Your first blue! Congratulations!
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07/22/2013 12:12:24 AM
Fabulous image, Nikki. Congrats on the PB and blue.
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07/22/2013 12:10:18 AM
Congrats! Great image, I gave it a 10
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07/22/2013 12:03:45 AM
Well what do you know it did ribbon, and your first blue, glad it got recognized as a beauty!
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07/22/2013 12:01:55 AM
WoooooooooooooHoooooooooooooooooo! Go Nikki! Congratulations!

And I've just checked - first Blue! Double congratulations!

Message edited by author 2013-07-22 00:02:45.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/21/2013 09:15:10 PM
Extraordinary!!!!!! 10

Best on show, love the curiosity I'm feeling from viewing this, just wonderful, and deserves this verineat Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1070026.jpg
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07/21/2013 08:29:11 PM
wonderbar 9
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07/21/2013 06:08:20 PM
Meets the challenge beautifully
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07/17/2013 04:33:02 PM
Wonderful !!!! 10!
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07/17/2013 01:58:54 PM
Without seeing her face, I can still feel the excitement.
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07/15/2013 04:17:12 PM
Exquisite. Floating in two dimensions. My favorite so far
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07/15/2013 08:51:57 AM
Great image
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